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Guo Ying, Dynia Jaclyn M., Lai Mark H. C., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using data from 73 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and 837 preschool children, this study examined whether teachers experienced differences in self-efficacy in teaching children with and without disabilities, as well as whether…
Palermo Francisco, Thibodeau-Nielsen Rachel, Han Seunghee, Mikulski Ariana M., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the association between Spanish-speaking preschoolers’ (N = 137; M age = 53 months; SD = 4 months; 53% boys) effortful control (EC) and English vocabulary and letter-word skills. We also examined whether close teacher-child relationships…
Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Keuter Shannon, Uchikoshi Yuuko, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, February, 2021
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This paper begins by discussing some of the issues that arise when conducting research with young DLLs and the challenges that result from the lack of high-quality, validated assessments in multiple languages. The First 5 California DLL Pilot Study…
Choi Ji Young, Ryu Dahyung, Van Pay Craig K., Meacham Sohyun, Beecher Constance, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a multiple methods approach, this study investigated (1) Head Start teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding dual language learning and education for dual language learners (DLLs), and (2) the received supports, challenges, and needs teachers…
Gold Zachary S., Elicker James, Kellerman Ashleigh M., Christ Sharon L., Mishra Aura, Howe Nina, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Engineering play is a new framework for understanding constructive block building as a design process. The current study examined associations between engineering play with wooden unit blocks and mathematics and spatial skills of…
Chodron Gail, Pizur-Barnekow Kris, Viehweg Stephan, Puk-Ament Alexandra, Barger Brian, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although intervening early can improve child and family outcomes when a child has a developmental disability, most children with developmental delays are not identified prior to school entry. Childcare professionals can play a key role in…
Clements Douglas H., Vinh Megan E., Lim Chih-Ing, Sarama Julie, 2021
Other
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Educators declare their commitment to high-quality education for all children. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has been increasingly included as critical topics, even for young children. However, there are…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Hatfield Bridget E., Goka-Dubose Emiko, Lewis Hillary, Fisher Philip A., Q3 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) is an important developmental context for nurturing resilience with young children experiencing adversity. In particular, strengthening the capabilities of adult caregivers, such as ECE teachers, to mitigate the…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how…

Rumper Brooke, Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the roles that language of assessment, language dominance, and teacher language use during instruction play in Dual Language Learner (DLL) science scores. A total of 255 Head Start DLL children were assessed on equated…

Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Anthony Jennifer, Carbuccia-Abbott Maryan, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, Handjojo Candice, 2020
Reports & Papers
Are early learning and care programs adequately staffed with qualified educators? To what extent are staff required to, and provided supports that enable them to, participate in professional development (PD) opportunities that support the learning…
Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Anthony Jennifer, Carbuccia-Abbott Maryan, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, Handjojo Candice, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Given that almost two thirds of California’s young children are dual language learners (DLLs), early educators need focused supports to strengthen their capacity to support DLLs’ early learning and engage their families. This brief presents a…
Kan Pui-Fong, Huang Shirley, Winicour Ellie, Yang Jerry, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research project examined the vocabulary growth patterns of typically developing (TD) Cantonese-English dual language learners (DLLs) and their peers who are at risk for language impairment. Method: Two studies were done. Study 1 examined the…
United States. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The IDEA Part B provisions and requirements apply to children with disabilities ages three through twenty-one who are served under their state's Part B system, consistent with each state's determined age range. Section 619 of IDEA authorizes an…
Zepeda Marlene, Wiese Ann-Marie, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes components of early learning and care that are critical to foster the learning and development of DLLs, including salient research and educational policy. The information in this brief informed the development of the California…